Educated women make the case for cultivating women"s minds. 1694 mary astell advocates a female monastery or religious retirement . Cultivating women"s minds , she manages to get her proposal published. She was focused on women"s minds, her main focus was the lack of education for women and the importance of creating a space for their minds and tied it to virtue. The education that they were giving at the time do not provide useful for function within society. She compares them to animals in the sense that lack of development of reason. She proclaimes herself to be a lover of her sex sisterhood speaking on belhalf of her sex and tries to do them a service. She is optimistic that women can develop their mind. She comments on intimate relationship btween men and women. Even the men, as exact as they wou"d seem, and as much as they divert themselves with our.